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Psalm 55

    For the Chief Musician; on stringed instruments. Maschil of David.
     
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Psalm 55:1   Give ear to my prayer, O God; And hide not thyself from my supplication.
   
Psalm 55:2   Attend unto me, and answer me: I am restless in my complaint, and moan,
   
Psalm 55:3   Because of the voice of the enemy, Because of the oppression of the wicked; For they cast iniquity upon me, And in anger they persecute me.
   
Psalm 55:4   My heart is sore pained within me: And the terrors of death are fallen upon me.
   
Psalm 55:5   Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, And horror hath overwhelmed me.
   
Psalm 55:6   And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! Then would I fly away, and be at rest.
   
Psalm 55:7   Lo, then would I wander far off, I would lodge in the wilderness. Selah
   
Psalm 55:8   I would haste me to a shelter From the stormy wind and tempest.
   
Psalm 55:9   Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongue; For I have seen violence and strife in the city.
   
Psalm 55:10   Day and night they go about it upon the walls thereof: Iniquity also and mischief are in the midst of it.
   
Psalm 55:11   Wickedness is in the midst thereof: Oppression and guile depart not from its streets.
   
Psalm 55:12   For it was not an enemy that reproached me; Then I could have borne it: Neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; Then I would have hid myself from him:
   
Psalm 55:13   But it was thou, a man mine equal, My companion, and my familiar friend.
   
Psalm 55:14   We took sweet counsel together; We walked in the house of God with the throng.
   
Psalm 55:15   Let death come suddenly upon them, Let them go down alive into Sheol; For wickedness is in their dwelling, in the midst of them.
   
Psalm 55:16   As for me, I will call upon God; And Jehovah will save me.
   
Psalm 55:17   Evening, and morning, and at noonday, will I complain, and moan; And he will hear my voice.
   
Psalm 55:18   He hath redeemed my soul in peace from the battle that was against me; For they were many that strove with me.
   
Psalm 55:19   God will hear, and answer them, Even he that abideth of old, Selah The men who have no changes, And who fear not God.
   
Psalm 55:20   He hath put forth his hands against such as were at peace with him: He hath profaned his covenant.
   
Psalm 55:21   His mouth was smooth as butter, But his heart was war: His words were softer than oil, Yet were they drawn swords.
   
Psalm 55:22   Cast thy burden upon Jehovah, and he will sustain thee: He will never suffer the righteous to be moved.
   
Psalm 55:23   But thou, O God, wilt bring them down into the pit of destruction: Bloodthirsty and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; But I will trust in thee.
     
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